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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Contaminated Daily Food Stuffs

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 7:33 AM Comments

Salmonella bacteria is a common cause of foodb...Salmonella,A bacteria, Common Contaminant Of Food.
Contamination of daily food is a growing concern in USA, what to speak of India. Many times It is reported in Media that adulterated milk, milk products, mango with injected chemicals and vegetable grown in contaminated water are pouring into market place. Even the drinking water is not safe. Water comes from a distance of about 90 Kms to Paradip in a canal with all contaminants. The filtration process is how much effectively removes them, only God knows. And we are compelled to drink. So, is the sell of UV filters in most of the households. We just give up us. The India Govt. sometimes back deposed before The Supreme Court that the Govt. can not supply safe drinking water to public adding much discontent to the Supreme Court. And, that is the shame.Please read the full article below in medpagetoday.
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Greens, Eggs, Tuna Among Riskiest Foods

By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: October 06, 2009

Leafy greens, eggs, and tuna fish top the list of the 10 "riskiest" foods regulated by the FDA, according to a new report by the Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Taken together, these foods have accounted for nearly a thousand disease outbreaks in the U.S. since 1990, according to Sarah Klein, food safety attorney for CSPI.
Leafy greens accounted for 363 outbreaks and 13,568 cases of illness since 1990, according to the study, which comes from an analysis of CSPI's Outbreak Alert database, which culls data from CDC reports.
Eggs were responsible for 352 outbreaks and 11,163 illnesses since 1990, 95% of which were attributable to Salmonella.
In 86% of cases, the culprit was scombrotoxin, commonly found in fresh and raw tuna, although the CDC does not distinguish between fresh, canned, and raw fish in its reporting.

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